Chesney Places on Billboard’s Year-End Charts

posted December 12th, 2011 at 8:41 pm

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by Josh Martn

Billboard is out with their annual year-end charts and Kenny Chesney shows up in several different places.

Here’s a look at the the different lists Kenny appears on:

Top Artists

In this all-genre category, Kenny Chesney was the fourth highest placing country artist, coming in at #28 (he was #54 in 2010). Adele was the top overall artist, and Taylor Swift (#8), Jason Aldean (#13), and Lady Antebellum (#20) placed ahead of Chesney.

Billboard 200 Albums

Kenny’s latest album Hemingway’s Whiskey came out in late 2010 so it only placed at #75 on last year’s list. But with a full year under its belt, the album comes in at #42 this year.

Top Country Artists

After being at #7 last year, Kenny Chesney dropped one spot to #8 this year. Here’s the top 10 country artists of the year according to Billboard:

  1. Taylor Swift
  2. Jason Aldean
  3. Lady Antebellum
  4. Zac Brown Band
  5. Blake Shelton
  6. The Band Perry
  7. Rascal Flatts
  8. Kenny Chesney
  9. Brad Paisley
  10. Luke Bryan

Top Country Songs

Chesney landed three songs on the Billboard Top Country Songs 2011 chart:

  • 7. You and Tequila
  • 31. Somewhere With You
  • 46. Live a Little

The top country song of 2011? “Crazy Girl” by the Eli Young Band.

Top Country Albums

In the final list we take a look at, Kenny places #10 on the Top Country Albums 2011 chart with Hemingway’s Whiskey. Here’s the top 10:

  1. Speak Now – Taylor Swift
  2. My Kinda Party – Jason Aldean
  3. Nothing Like This – Rascal Flatts
  4. Need You Now – Lady Antebellum
  5. You Get What You Give – Zac Brown Band
  6. Own The Night – Lady Antebellum
  7. The Band Perry – The Band Perry
  8. The Incredible Machine – Sugarland
  9. Get Closer – Keith Urban
  10. Hemingway’s Whiskey – Kenny Chesney

You can peruse all of the Billboard end of year charts here.


Tagged in Albums, Charts, Singles

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